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MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
permanently. obama's bottom line is they must go up. republicans are pushing back against the saying that's not in there. one of the possibilities is that baner is talking about this idea of tax reform and loopholes and may have communicated to the president that as part of tax reform, rates will not go above where they are right now. that might be sort of where the disconnect is here. there is two possibilities in terms of where boehner and the republicans are right now on the question of tax rates. one is that boehner who is not in a great position to tell conservatives you have to follow me. he doesn't have that much built in credibility. he needs any deal he makes with obama, he needs cover on it. is he waiting until december 26th or 27th or when we are right up against the clock. they have cred skpiblt they give him cover and say we are at the end and make your deal. maybe he is waiting for that. the other possibility is that he surveyed the republican conference and he looked and said no. there is never going to be enough support in the republican conference for tax rate hikes for me
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm PST
republicans going after obama for that $700 billion in medicare cuts. wellรง you know why he was sayi that? because obama and the affordable care act cut medicare by $700 billion. they did it in a very careful way. they did it in a way to protect beneficiaries and responsible. they faced up. they said medicare does need to be trimmed. we need to do it in a smart way and did this. >> why is it off the table now? >> well, precisely because they did -- took that step. they took that very big step and now everyone -- now the idea's, all right, we took the found cut and starting the experiments now. let's see how they work. there's a very good chance, in fact, we are seeing signs that some of them are starting to save some money. we cut $700 billion. we have these pilot programs going forward. let's watch. we have taken enough out of medicare for now and see how the experiments go. if they work out and if a few of them work out, we'll get bigger shape and in better shape fiscally. >> the line in the sand of the president is not don't touch medicare but the benefits provided but back to what you
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm PST
least 500,000 sign yours uninsured living in states with republican governors or have otherwise said they will not participate in the affordable care act so there's a kind of blithe assumption by liberals that we have obama care and seniors could go in the mix. well, they can't if they live in states where the governor will not add medicaid dollars or not set up an exchange, so it creates more suffering and it's also so class biassed. i think it's the single best example when this is bandied about as we're protected in the little bubble of suffering and michigan discussion got in to this, too. but, you know, yes, life expectancy increased over the last 20 years. but mainly that's for people at the top of the income level. for lower incomes seniors it's barely increased at all so there's all these assumptions of good for people on the open market longer, that's not true. it's a terrible idea. i cannot believe that the president is even considering it. i just can't even take that in to my mind. >> joan, let's talk about what the president is considering and argue or agree for the sake
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm EST
. we need something out there to stimulate the economy and austerity is not going to do that. obama in his first offer to congress proposed some slight, you know, stimulative measures. republicans immediately scoffed at it and dismissed it. skeptical we'll have much in the way of stimulus if and when they strike an agreement here. can we look outside of the government and congress and see any other possible sources of stimulus for this economy in the near ferm? >> steve, i like the humor around the group, and i think it's a slightly schizophrenic time. i think one can be deeply worried about the compression of growth, the collapse of inflation, and the possible revival of 1930s style policies around the world. that's deeply worrying. on the other hand, i think there is some space to be slightly optimistic that we're opening up opportunities for what i call a pivot to inhe flags both here in the united states and around the world. >> this is just around the corner, and it's going to destroy the economy and inflation has not ticked up. it's been low for the past few years. you say maybe
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
publicly but the conversation within the white house is about the idea of giving in to republicans on raising the eligibility age for medicare, raising that two years in exchange for a partial increase on the top marginal tax rate to 37% instead of 39.6% obama is asking for. that idea, horrifying the left. it does not poll very well. it actually doesn't do much from a budget tear standpoint but i think people say it's powerfully symbolic for the republicans to get that concession sen if this is something that the white house is willing to explore does this not suggest they're very concerned about the leverage of the republicans with the debt ceiling and pressure to give in in a real way here? >> i think there's desire on the part of the president to increase social security. while the public would like to both strengthen the two programs and never change them, that's not really possible. so, i think if the white house was able to make some reforms that they could agree to, that they think will actually help the long-term sustainability of the programs, and will also help get republica
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
for president obama. asian-americans did as well. i think that's really interesting. >> but jose you another i think key reason here that there's been resistance from republicans is just political reality, republican who steps out and says i'm for comprehensive immigration reform is look ac at serious primary challenge or folks of losing their job. i think what we're hearing right now, marco rubio taken the lead on that for republicans, not formally put his proposal out there but thinks he has made clear what you can sell is to the republican party is a two-step process, start by address the dream act aspect first, people who came here when they were kids, sort of college age, says basically address that first, he thinks they can sell that to the republican base and then use that as the spring board to something more comp comprehensive, more broad. see that as workable as at all? >> the politicians in washington doing their thing, exit poll after exit poll, polls have shown this week that americans a majority of americans want to give citizenship to undocumented people in this countr
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